Danny Ings has told Sky Sports that his focus remains locked on Burnley as his expiring contract continues to generate plenty of transfer speculation.
The Daily Mirror has labelled the England U21 international ‘one of the most sought-after strikers in the January transfer window’, with Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion, Newcastle United and Southampton all credited with holding an interest.
Ings is aware of the furore surrounding his future, with his current deal at Turf Moor due to run out at the end of the season.
He has, however, reiterated that he is not looking for a move and will leave any decision on a potential switch elsewhere in the hands of the Burnley board and his representatives.
Ings told Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday: “I’m just getting on with my football. Obviously with social media and all that outside noise, there is going to be speculation for any player that is doing well for their club.
“But when I came up with Burnley, I had my mind set on having a job to do in helping to keep Burnley up. I know it’s not all about me, it’s about the team, but my contract is still running until the end of the season and I’m happy with that. I’ve got a massive task ahead of me, and so have the team, so we’re just focusing on that.”
He added: “It’s all behind the scenes. I’m a player who will take massive confidence from the speculation, people knowing that you’re doing well and seeing the stuff that you’re doing for your club.
“All of that stuff, it’s all behind the scenes with the board. I don’t caught up in all of that. I’m not the type of player to buzz off the speculation and think ‘I can move here, I can move there’. It’s all about the football, letting my feet do the talking. I’m happy at the moment.”
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Ings was among the goals again on Saturday, with a seventh Premier League effort of the season notched against Crystal Palace.
His work rate and finishing ability makes him an attractive proposition to top-flight suitors, and sides across Europe.
He has, however, been with the Clarets since the summer of 2011 and has played a leading role in helping them get to this point, back among English football’s elite.